Posts tagged ‘Nairobi Half Life’
Date: Wednesday, April 9 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms Marula Rd. Karen. — at Purdy Arms
Time: 6.45 pm
Opportunity/Call for Applications: Film Critic & Journalism Workshop, by Feb. 9 2014 for Mar. 31 to Apr. 11 2014
The producers of the ONE FINE DAY FILM Workshops (NAIROBI HALF LIFE, SOMETHING NECESSARY, SOUL BOY) will be running a Film Critic workshop in Nairobi.
NB: Applications close on February 9, 2014
A young man, Mwas (Joseph Wairimu) still lives with his parents in their rural home in Kenya. He makes a living by selling western action films, he dramatically acts and portrays most of the action figures in his films in order to entice his customers. He is an aspiring actor and when he comes across a group of actors from Nairobi performing in his town, he asks one of them to help him jump start his acting career. But in return he is asked to give ksh1000 approximately USD10 in order for him to be cast in one of the plays. He can only afford ksh500 and is told to take the other kshs 500 with him to the National theatre in Nairobi. He is very excited and after receiving some money from his mother he embarks on his journey to Nairobi with a brief stop over in his town to bade his friends goodbye. He meets his cousin (a gang leader) who gives Mwas an expensive radio system and some money to take to Khanji electronic shop in downtown Nairobi.
After making his way to Nairobi, he quickly learns that there is more to Nairobi than just opportunities and glamour. On the first day, Mwas loses everything he has to Nairobi thugs and is left stranded and confused especially because he knows no one. He gets arrested and even spends a day in jail. In a twist of events, he meets a Nairobi crook who becomes a close friend and takes him into his criminal gang. He slowly gets into crime while trying to make his acting dreams come true. He finds himself struggling and juggling the two separate worlds. – Wikipedia
Watch the trailer
Some members of the cast and crew will be at the screening for a discussion after the film.
Watch Nairobi Half Life Trailer
Apply for the One Fine Day Film Workshop programme 2013 Film Department Training
Treasuring African stories and wanting to enable young talented film-makers to reach a larger amount of viewers, the independent film production company ONE FINE DAY FILMS developed with DW-AKADEMIE and GINGER INK a training workshop concept called One Fine Day Film Workshop. It provides the instruction of amateur film-makers in various departments by professional filmmakers, as well as the realization of a feature film as an on the job training that conveys film making in practice.
During the workshop a chosen group of talented young African film-makers will get in contact with professional film-makers from all over the world who are pleased to share their know-how and knowledge with them.
Module 1 – Film Department Training
Module 2 – Feature Film Workshop (Film making and post production module)
APPLY NOW – Guidelines and Application download here.
The completed application form must be received by May 1st 2013 at firstname.lastname@example.org
A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this and the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul. Luck, or the lack of it, brings him face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi. This is the story of a young man who despite all odds trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.
This movie is directed by David Tosh Gitonga
Watch the trailer
Listen to the original music from the omonimous movie. Album will be released later this year.
This music is available for free download until September 2, 2012